Food

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Kids love this (and so do vegetarians).

Seitan a.k.a. “Dinosaur Meat”

Seitan is an amazing meat substitute. We use it all the time. It has a very similar texture and it even looks like meat. It really is a good substitute to use on someone who is used to and likes to eat meat at meals. I like it because it is a great source of protein for my kids and they always eat it. Don’t take this Seitan with Lemon Caper Sauce for granted. It’s really good. I ate the original version of this at Candle 79 in New York City. It was amazing. They have a great cookbook called The Candle Café Cookbook. Basically, I just do a quicker version of theirs. It’s almost impossible for this not to taste great.

30 minutes
Serves 2 adults and 2 kids

“Dinosaur Meat”:

4 ounces seitan

¼ cup flour

2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

2 pinches salt

2 tablespoons oil

1 clove garlic, minced

ketchup

Slice the seitan into ½” wide medallions. Fill a covered dish or a baggie with flour, breadcrumbs and two pinches of salt and shake the seitan around. Heat a pan with two tablespoons of oil, add the garlic and sprinkle off the excess flour mixture as you put the seitan in the pan. Fry till golden on all sides. Serve with a vegetable and a grain. I sometimes make a silly design with the ketchup.

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